Senate panel recommends graft raps against Albayalde, 13 others

first_imgSenate Blue Ribbon Committee chairSen. Richard Gordon on Friday said Albayalde – former head of the Pampangapolice when the questionable operation took place – and other policemen are“guilty of malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance.”         Albayalde was the chief of Pampangapolice when 13 police officers allegedly let suspected drug lord Johnson Leeflee in exchange for P50 million while most of the 200 kilos of shabuconfiscated during the operation were not declared and presumed to have beensold back to the drug market. Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chair Sen. Richard Gordon (right) says former Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde and 13 other policemen should be charged for violating the provisions of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and for their alleged involvement in the reselling of confiscated illegal drugs. “If you ask me as a lawyer and not asa blue ribbon chair, it would warrant drug charges against Albayalde,” headded. Malfeasance is committing an act thatone had no legal right to perform. Misfeasance is the failure to exercise duecare and diligence in the performance of an official duty. Nonfeasance is therefusal to perform an act which an officer is obliged to perform.  center_img Albayalde denied allegations that hewas involved with the operation and that he intervened in the implementation ofa dismissal order on the 13 police officers involved./PN MANILA – A Senate panel recommendedthat former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde and13 other policemen should be charged for violating the provisions of theAnti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and for their alleged involvement in the resellingof confiscated illegal drugs.  “You have all the circumstantialconnection, pinabayaan ‘yung kaso. Atthe very least liable siya doon,dereliction of duty,” Gordon said.last_img

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